This the first practical session in the course “Macroecology and Macroevolution under Global Change”. This it the practical session companion to the lectures on biodiversity facets L2 and L3.
Instructors: Matthias Grenié & Marten Winter
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fundiversity(load trait data, build a functional space, compute indices);
picante(load phylogenetic tree, visualize phylogenetic tree, compute indices);
Tutorialin the navigation bar to access the tutorial.
diversity_facets_tutorial.Rmdfile in RStudio to follow along.
diversity_facets_tutorial.Rfile in RStudio to get only the code to execute exactly the codes here.
The data we’ll be using throughout the tutorial comes from the following article:
Döbert, T.F., Webber, B.L., Sugau, J.B., Dickinson, K.J.M. and Didham, R.K. (2017), Logging increases the functional and phylogenetic dispersion of understorey plant communities in tropical lowland rain forest. J Ecol, 105: 1235-1245. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12794
The data has been deposited on a open data repository called dryad with the following reference:
Döbert, Timm F. et al. (2018), Data from: Logging increases the functional and phylogenetic dispersion of understorey plant communities in tropical lowland rainforest, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.f77p7
Other courses on biodiversity facets and potential interesting papers & tools:
FDpackage is the reference package to compute functional diversity indices.